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This blog was a year-long project. In 2015 I reviewed 1 TJ's product EVERY SINGLE DAY. I visited lots of TJ's stores around the country, and when the year ended I couldn't stop. I still post often (though not daily) & I welcome your comments on the products & reviews.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Day 222 - Cripps Pink Apple
We are not hip. I mean, if you
could not figure that out from the fact that I take the time to write about a
GROCERY STORE every day, or from looking at our photos on here… We are in fact a bit quirky and dorky. Ok, a lot quirky and a bit dorky.
So, when I saw this CrippsPink Apple, a variety I had never seen before, I immediately
thought of the Crips (is it Cripps?
Crips? Krips? ) GANG. I do not even know if the Crips are still a
gang. Are they?? Ok, I looked it up on Wikipedia. It is spelled Crips, and yes, they are still
a gang. Here is the link if you would
like to know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crips
All of this is to say, this apple made me think of a GANG, which might
not be the best correlation for a piece of fruit. But I asked David to throw a gang sign and
here is what he came up with. I think it
looks more like Sue from “Glee” (“And THAT is how Sue sees it!”) than a gang
member, but hey, it’s all good.
David, a faux member of the Cripps, a faux gang of produce lovers
Now, to the review.We ate this
apple with our breakfast and here is what we thought:
Susan – This apple has a good crunch.
What is LACKS is enough flavor. The
color of the outside is dull-ish and the flavor on the inside is dull-ish (so I
guess it is consistent). In a head to
head battle the Cripps apple would lose to the Honeycrisp apple every single
round. I rate it a 2.5.
Dull. Not juicy. Not tasty. No thanks.
David – It’s okay.It has a lot
of texture.It’s pretty mild, not very
juicy.Not tart.It is fairly sweet.It is kind of unsatisfying.I give it a 3.
This apple does not go on our imaginary list of favorite produce. I doubt we will bother with it again.